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Hormone Therapy Specialist

Nutura Clinic -  - Integrative Medicine

Nutura Clinic

Integrative Medicine located in Portland, OR

Aging changes your body in several ways, including altering your hormone levels. As you get older and your body produces less of its important hormones, the resulting symptoms can have a dramatic negative impact on your quality of life. That’s why Saba Jhaveri, ND, and the team at Nutura Clinic offer hormone therapy at their office in Portland, Oregon. To replenish your hormones and feel your best, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

How does aging affect hormone levels?

Over the years, your body slows its production of critical substances. It makes less collagen, the protein that keeps your skin tight and elastic, for example. Aging also affects your endocrine system, the network of glands throughout your body that create hormones, and results in the decreased production of specific hormones. For women, this most notably means a decrease in estrogen and progesterone. For men, it means less testosterone. 

The gradual decline in hormone production can create a slow increase in unwanted symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Anxiety

If you’ve noticed changes in your body over the years, don’t hesitate to talk to your Nutura Clinic provider about them. They can help you decide if hormone therapy is right for you. 

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a treatment that introduces supplemental hormones to your body. It can do this in several ways. For example, you might get hormone therapy via a:

  • Pill
  • Patch
  • Injection
  • Implanted pellet 

By adding hormones to your system, you can replenish your levels to what they were before aging started to impact your endocrine system. With your hormone levels replenished, the symptoms you were feeling start to dissipate. Your Nutura Clinic provider partners with you to find the right amount of hormone therapy to keep your body balanced. 

Who can benefit from hormone therapy?

Medical practitioners most commonly recommend hormone therapy for women who are premenopausal or going through menopause. This season marks a significant shift in estrogen and progesterone production for women, causing wide-ranging symptoms. With hormone therapy, women have the means to keep their bodies balanced — and unwelcome symptoms at bay — through menopause and beyond. 

Hormone therapy isn’t just for women. Men who notice changes throughout the years, particularly changes that affect their sexual wellness, can turn back the clock with this treatment. 

Whatever bodily, mood, or overall wellness changes you’re experiencing, don’t wait to talk to your Nutura Clinic provider. To find out if hormone therapy is right for you, schedule an appointment with your Nutura Clinic provider by calling the office or booking online today.